Vision and Values
Our Vision to help all flourish:
To flourish as citizens in an ecumenical and diverse community, our intrinsic motivations are rooted in the fruit of the spirit to nurture love, tolerance, respect and compassion for all. We strive to act responsibly with self-discipline, patience and perseverance; to embrace challenge leading to the joy and rewards of life-long learning.
Our school is Ecumenical in every sense. We are multi denominational as well as having a very wide range of faiths at school. One aspect of our inter-church make up is being Methodist (there are not many Methodist schools in the country). Methodist Schools are inclusive and unpretentious communities where individuals are valued, good order is respected, relationships cherished, and where excellence in its widest sense (academic, extra-curricular, lifestyle) is pursued for children of all faiths and none.
Our belife in creating an an inclusive family, that builds on the strengths of many distinct groups runs through all that we do. We respect difference, seek out new ways to do things and then refine them into “The Vine” way. Meaning we create a stronger community every time we change, grow and add new family members.
The Vine School aims link directly to our commitment to developing the whole child. In the school hall there is a Vine backpack in which each of these aims is represented by an item chosen by the pupils. At the beginning of each school year the backpack is unpacked and the school aims are explored and discussed. At the centre of the backpack there is a secret heart that symbolises the key aim of the school, that every pupil and member of staff is known, valued and loved.
THE FRUITS OF THE SPIRIT – OUR SCHOOL VALUES
The name of our school comes from the Bible reading John: 5 ‘I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit.’ The fruits of the spirit are found in Galatians 5: